To celebrate the move and the fact that I don’t live in Lincoln’s hometown anymore the blog has a new name. To go along with it I gave it a new theme too.
In other news getting into the swing of things with my normal schedule for the summer, Mondays and Tuesdays will be my days off. I dedicated today to a few hours at the fitness center. Best patron of the day was the guy in his acid wash cut off jeans and 1980s tank top. The muscle bar mustache just put it over the top, wish I could’ve gotten picture proof that this man existed. Today was another fun day of snatch, and other than dropping 115# bar on my head during snatch balances it was a pretty successful day. Loving the response that I’m having to Outlaw, I can already tell that my body is adapting to the new challenges of large scale oly lifts and looking forward to seeing how I progress. So far my PR squat snatch is 145# not that impressive I know but lets see where it is at the end of this cycle. I’m hoping to make it down to Arlington to meet Rudy in person at some point this summer, so if you’re a DC area crossfiter I’d love to hear from you.
To finish this up since I have a dish in the oven and I’m 20 mins away at Panera using internet thanks everyone for following my little page here and I hope you’re getting something out of this. I’m going to Anon on for the night, feel free to ask away for the night, I’ll answer them from my phone this evening.
This is it, my last week in Springfield.
It feels weird to say it but in just a few days I’ll be leaving town and starting on a new adventure. In this last year my life has seen a huge amount of change.
-started the paleo diet
-ran my own classroom
-Lost 125 pounds
-Licensed to teach Social Studies 6-12 in Illinois
-Bought my first gown up car that cost more than $2000
-Made an amazing group of Crossfit Friends
-Competed in the open
-Did my first pull up, strict pull up, learned to do all sorts of crazy and fun strongman stuff
-Got two awards for my work as a Park Ranger
-Lost a job at a park due to budget, but found a new job at a new park.
-Worked for a short time at Starbucks.
-Spent New Years in NYC with some amazing people
And way too much other things to list.
I’d like to thank all the great people that I’ve met here, and I hope that we will see eachother again soon. I guess sometime soon I’ll have to change the name of this page into something that reflects what I’m doing now until then thanks for keeping up with me and I hope that you will use this to see how my journey continues in the rest of 2012 and beyond.
Tonight before I go to bed I will have applied for 152 different jobs inside the Department of the Interior the vast majority of them with the NPS, although there is a few jobs with Bureau of Reclamation and Fish and Wildlife. At this point I’m beginning to wonder if I will find a job. My life these days is an endless sea of employment questions and spending time online hunting for jobs. I even applied at Starbucks today. I feel like this is a sign of the times when the kid with two different Bachelors degrees is going to make your coffee. But hey at least I can still CrossFit right?
In the past few weeks I have applied for jobs at over 50 different parks. While it will be a few weeks before a I hear back from all of them here’s the list of where I have made it to the interview stage so far:
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Ocmulgee National Monument
Cape Hatteras National
I’m really excited about these sites and also to hear about some of the others that I applied for I already know I didn’t make it to the interview for one of the jobs at Kenai Fords and the jobs at Dinosaur National Monument.
For now here’s a picture from my last day working at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site